Transforming digital infrastructure

Tools to help you balance risk and agility when integrating physical and digital environments.

Transforming your digital infrastructure can blur the boundaries between your digital and physical estates. Support is available to help you on your digital transformation journey - here, you’ll find helpful guides, training, reports and examples of effective practice.

To find out more please contact help@jisc.ac.uk.

Bridge the gap 

A robust, secure infrastructure like the Janet Network provides the foundations for world-changing technology like LoLa (Low-Latency audio-visual streaming system). It enables remote teaching, including masterclasses, and live concerts over high-performance IP networks. Watch how LoLa allowed two separate orchestras to play harmoniously in time, while hundreds of miles apart.

Do it your way

Modern education means flexible and agile delivery, whether on campus or remotely. Weston College has harnessed the power of its Janet connection to build a virtual classroom that enables students and staff to learn and teach from wherever they are, blurring the boundaries between physical and digital space. See their journey – be inspired.

Dare to dream

Imagine a world in which you learn, teach or research at your own pace, at a time that suits you, from wherever you like. Technology can make this future possible, and the time to start the journey is now.  

Learn how the learning and teaching reimagined initiative can help your organisation plot your path to the future of higher education.

Advice and guidance

Implementing AI requires a robust and secure digital infrastructure

Jisc's new national centre for AI will develop new AI solutions and build systems to support teaching staff and reduce the burden of admin. It aims to ensure AI is used in ways that augment teachers’ skills and supports human-led education by developing staff skills and confidence in using AI tools.

Helping you enable IPv6

To enable internet growth and innovation, it’s important to have enough globally unique IP address space. IPv6 is offered as a standard option for Janet-connected members and customers, and we provide information and guidance to support you as you develop your IPv6 deployment strategy.

Report

IT infrastructure reviews: key findings

A series of 118 infrastructure reviews with Jisc members between 2016-2020 have highlighted the extensive risks associated with long-term under-investment in IT and digital infrastructure, throughout the UK FE and skills sectors.

Quick guide

Aligning cloud connectivity with your cloud strategy

Cloud solutions offer great potential for flexible and scalable infrastructure, which makes them a popular choice for universities and colleges.

Dr Steven Newhouse, head of technical services EMBL-EBI

“We’ve seen an explosion in data and uptake in scientific activity, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Janet networking capability and shared data centre space we access from Jisc gives us the flexibility to increase capacity and meet demand.”

Read more about the collaboration between EMBL-EBI and UK Biobank, powered by the Janet Network.

Blog

From obstacle to opportunity

How the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions paved the way for the University of Birmingham’s technical teams to innovate and support students.

Blog

Navigating into the cloud

If moving to the cloud is a journey, the University of Sunderland has mapped the route, passed some key landmarks and have the destination in sight. But staying on course is an ever-developing journey.

‘Explosion in data’ sees requests for research data increase by a third during COVID pandemic

Web requests for research data received by the European Bioinformatics Institute have surged by 30% since 2019, and more is yet to come.
Read on edtechnology.co.uk.

Data science is absolutely critical to health research

Ewan Birney, deputy director general of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and director of EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), tells us how data science is furthering biological research.
Read on wonkhe.com.

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Services

Janet Network
The UK’s national research and education network (NREN)

Penetration testing
​Evaluate and improve the security of your system or network – by simulating real-world attacks

Financial X-ray
Benchmark against peers, compare and analyse the full cost of your IT services and improve efficiency or make the case for change

Cloud consultancy
A bespoke consultancy service – helping you use the cloud to transform digital infrastructure

Cloud managed services
We can manage your cloud environment, including Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

Janet IP connection
Supporting innovation, research and the student experience – with IP access to the world-class Janet Network and beyond

Cloud connect
Use cloud connect AWS, Google and Microsoft through your existing Janet Network connection or a purpose-built service

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